Multiple Law Enforcement at a Residence on Salmon Creek Road

The Humboldt County Drug Task Force at the Bumper Factory in Salmon Creek.

The Humboldt County Drug Task Force at the Bumper Factory in Salmon Creek. [Photo by Becky Crossland]

We’ve received multiple reports of law enforcement at a residence known to locals as the Bumper Factory on Salmon Creek Road just west east of Thomas Road in Southern Humboldt County.

According to one local, there are seven vehicles at the incident. Only one is marked but many have red and blue flashing lights. Another local reports that there is at least one K-9 on scene.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department tells us that this is the Humboldt County Drug Task Force. The DTF consists of officers and deputies from several different law enforcement agencies within Humboldt County.

Normally, the DTF investigates anything to do with illegal drugs beyond the street level within Humboldt County. They focus on sales and trafficking rather than just use.

We’ve reached out to Sergeant Jim Mowrey of the DTF and requested more information about the situation. We’ll update when we learn more.

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Guest
Guest
Guest
1 year ago

@ Kym, extra “ON” in the title…

Guess
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Guess
1 year ago

Uh o, must still be snowing at their house?

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sheila
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sheila
1 year ago
Reply to  Guess

that’s hilarious!

Guess
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Guess
1 year ago
Reply to  sheila

🤣 didn’t think anyone got it

Panthera Onca
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Panthera Onca
1 year ago

Why is it called the Bumper Factory?

Lightish red
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Lightish red
1 year ago
Reply to  Panthera Onca

Just a hunch. Prob lots of different cars chillin, could be secret room in the warehouse making them.

elvis costanza
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elvis costanza
1 year ago
Reply to  Panthera Onca

It was literally a bumper factory started by Casey Bowman in the early 1960s, I think. I went to Miranda Jr. High with Kenny Bowman.

Ernie Branscomb
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1 year ago
Reply to  elvis costanza

Casey Bowman manufactured “Bowman Ballast Bumpers” there. This was back before 4-wheel-drive pickups were readily available. The rear bumper that Casey made had a built in water tank for ballast over the rear wheels. The bumper made a big difference in traction. Any logger worth his cork boots had one. All our pickups had one.

Simone
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Simone
1 year ago
Reply to  Panthera Onca

I moved up to Salmon Creek in 1973. At that time it was called liquid ballast bumper. These bumpers were hollow inside and could be filled with water to help with traction when you hit the hills. It was a pretty good idea I thought.

Kiki Norton
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Kiki Norton
1 year ago
Reply to  Panthera Onca

It was originally called the Liquid Ballast Bumper Factory. Apparently Casey developed a bumper that used liquid as a shock absorber.

Guess
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Guess
1 year ago
Reply to  Panthera Onca

sounds like people still do bumps there 😉 of what I’m not sure.

Sigh
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Sigh
1 year ago

The Bumper Factory. Like it. Would be a great name for a catch-all comment section, think Covid.

Vermin SupremeD
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Vermin Supreme
1 year ago

Not again… Sheesh. DTF raids this poor dude once a week it feels like.

crap
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crap
1 year ago
Reply to  Vermin Supreme

I know poor people are just trying make an honest living selling illegal drugs to people so they can stay addicted and destroy their lives along with their families until they OD and die. This is BS, they need to leave these large drug suppliers alone. Not only do their families depend on the money, but the cartel members they get their supply from do to. The cops are just a bunch of insensitive assholes.

Xebeche
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Xebeche
1 year ago
Reply to  crap

Think you’re really clever, dontcha

Sam
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Sam
1 year ago
Reply to  crap

Got that right drugs were possibly one of the only things that kept the world economy afloat during the 2008 financial meltdown. Look it up. You are smarter than you lead onto be. Don’t be bashful let those brains be exposed.

Jim Dogger
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Jim Dogger
1 year ago
Reply to  Sam

Don’t forget alcohol. I worked at a brewery during that time and it was raking in more profit than before the downturn.

Sam
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Sam
1 year ago
Reply to  crap

Correct drugs saved the banking collapse in 2008 and pretty much kept the world economy afloat through the financial crisis. Look it up man.

Mike Morgan
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1 year ago
Reply to  Sam

How were you able to smoke that much?

Fireman Fred
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Fireman Fred
1 year ago
Reply to  Sam

Why don’t you post the link you looked up…

Pepperwood
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Pepperwood
1 year ago
Reply to  crap

You are 20% spot on

Vermin SupremeD
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Vermin Supreme
1 year ago
Reply to  crap

Pretty sure I didn’t say anything even remotely close to what you insinuated…

Mike Morgan
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10 months ago
Reply to  Vermin Supreme

Sarcasm is a double-edged cudgel.

No one’s guest
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No one’s guest
1 year ago
Reply to  crap

Crap – you cracked me up

Thomas road Oldie But Moldie
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Thomas road Oldie But Moldie
1 year ago

Have I been turned around all these years Kym? I’ve always thought of the ‘bumper factory’ being just east of Thomas Road.
Otherwise, they drive / have the nicest cars parked in there most the time. And it’s decorated nicely, seems they have money. But who knows. Could be a trust baby, right?

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thetallone
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thetallone
1 year ago

Seems like there are more of those stealth cop cars that look normal but have those light strips on them. Kinda big-brothery.

Vermin SupremeD
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Vermin Supreme
1 year ago
Reply to  thetallone

I heard DTF used our tax dollars and/or funds they confiscated to buy a whole fleet of brand new Tacoma’s and Tundra’s. Because during a stakeout, having a BRAND NEW vehicle is imperative to success….

In reality, all DTF does is get people to snitch on eachother. That’s it. Without snitches, they wouldn’t have jobs. They don’t go undercover. They don’t do crazy wiretaps. They don’t do actual police work. Just work with rats.

Speaking of things I heard. Didn’t the last head of DTF (before Tomlin) get in trouble for sleeping with his working girl confidential informants? And trading drugs for sex with them? And fabricating evidence? And then lying on the stand?

But these are the GOOD guys. Gotta remember that.

Vermin SupremeD
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Vermin Supreme
1 year ago
Reply to  Kym Kemp

Probably didn’t make the news. Big Surprise. 🙂

Local8
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Local8
1 year ago

This place is a local drug den, and nothing but tweakers hangout out there, happy to see law enforcement actually cracking down on these types of drugs in our community.

Biffer
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Biffer
1 year ago

Now who would think to look inside a custom built Bumper for drugs, Slick way to transport Right??

Mike Morgan
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10 months ago
Reply to  Biffer

Did they still make bumpers or was it just the guy’s house?

Move on
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Move on
1 year ago

A lot of cool history on these comments, thank you